- Master in Physiotherapy MPT (HKPU)
- Diploma in Modern Clinical Acupuncture
- Registered Physiotherapist
Area of Expertise
- Sports-related injuries
- Manual therapy for the management of neck and back conditions
- Upper limb dysfunctions (shoulder/elbow conditions)
- Knee reconstruction surgery rehabilitation
- Exercise prescription and rehabilitation
- Medical dry needling
- Running assessment
Tell us about your background in physiotherapy:
Having been active from a young age and initially encountered physiotherapy through a knee injury as a high school soccer player, my passion for sports and to help others motivated me to enter the field of physiotherapy with a Master in Physiotherapy degree in Hong Kong. This degree also enabled me to work in a student clinic in Canada. I have since continued to develop my professional skillset with postgraduate training in medical dry needling, manual therapy as well as gaining the qualification to work with professional soccer teams.
Through working in geriatric and private settings, I have had ample opportunities to come across individuals with a wide spectrum of conditions ranging from common occupational conditions to athletic injuries and even neurological deficits. My desire to work with athletes has also spurred me on to offer service at events such as the annual Hong Kong Corporate Sevens.
What are your interests?
I have been highly active since a young age. Ever since my knee injury I have come to pay close attention to physical conditioning via weight and cardio training for injury prevention – a habit I have upheld to this day. I spend most of my time off either playing recreational soccer as well as watching professional soccer and basketball. I am also enthusiastic about table tennis having received rigorous training as a teenager.
When I am not in gyms or on soccer fields I do enjoy doing a fair bit of cooking, reading and writing as I am also an avid linguist with fluency in 4 languages.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
Other than the knee injury which kindled my initial spark of interest in physiotherapy, leaving for the United States at a tender age and subsequently for Japan, gaining fluency in the respective local languages whilst interacting with scholars from all around the world are certainly life-changers for me.
Cross-cultural transitions – much like acute injuries – can be daunting at onset but with a positive mindset, knowledge, perseverance, and a willingness to learn from failure, anything is possible. This is precisely the mentality that I wish to help my patients develop in the rehabilitation setting.
What is your area of expertise?
I believe that knowledge and interactive communication is fundamental in any successful rehabilitation experience. I seek to investigate into the patient’s lifestyle and needs in order to offer the optimal mix of manual techniques and exercise prescription to enhance their conditions and level of performance. Physiotherapy concepts are not rocket science. I seek to simplify therapeutic concepts as best as I can to engage my patients in an active lifestyle.
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Being able to be the ‘detective’ for my patients and through an on-going dialogue, enable them to come closer to understanding the underlying causes of symptoms. Instigate lifestyle changes that not only enable the patient to return to work/sports but potentially surpass their previous self-perceived physical limitations.
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